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Experts' Pick
 
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Chad Henne
QB - KC
Chad Henne
Chad Henne
QB - KC
vs. HOU, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 23# 51-
Best Rank# 11# 36-
Worst Rank# 32# 45-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at JAC vs. HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform a litter better than their average vs JACThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs HOU-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp23.123.6
Pass Yds264.4256.5
Pass TD2.11.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total251.023.7-
Avg Game15.77.9-
2019 Average15.77.9-
    
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09/13
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Chad Henne
QB - KC
Chad Henne
Chad Henne
QB - KC
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC vs. HOU
Week 2 vs. MIN at LAC
Week 3 vs. NYJ at BAL
Week 4 at CHI vs. NE
Week 5 at CLE vs. LV
Week 6 vs. CIN at BUF
Week 7BYE WEEK at DEN
Week 8 at DET vs. NYJ
Week 9 vs. BAL vs. CAR
Week 10 at TENBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. GB at LV
Week 12 vs. TEN at TB
Week 13 at HOU vs. DEN
Week 14 at LV at MIA
Week 15 vs. HOU at NO
Week 16 at PIT vs. ATL
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. LAC
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Chad Henne
QB - KC
Chad Henne
Chad Henne
QB - KC
2020 Points 
Week 116.8
Week 211.9
Week 312.7
Week 411.2
Week 57.6
Week 625.7
Week 76.3
Week 822.30.7
Week 98.1
Week 1016.3
Week 1122.4
Week 1218.8
Week 1319.2
Week 1417.8
Week 1517.0
Week 1611.8
Week 1711.416.7
Total251.023.7
Average15.77.9
Notes for Player Combination
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Chad Henne
QB - KC
Chad Henne
Chad Henne
QB - KC
vs. HOU, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Rivers is a high-end QB2 this week in his easy matchup against the Jaguars. Jacksonville hasn't performed well against either the run or the pass, and this is a great chance for Rivers to get his career in Indy off to a good start. I'm confident that the Colts will win this game, but that may also cap Rivers' upside -- if they score too many points too quickly, the Colts could pivot and run out the clock, limiting Rivers' upside. 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Rivers will make his Colts debut Sunday against what projects to be one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Though last season's poor showing has many counting him out, Rivers will get the benefit of an elite offensive line, a strong running game, and a respectable group of receivers, making him worth a shot in deeper or 2QB leagues. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Have we hit the point with Rivers where he's on the decline in his career? I mean, not everyone is Tom Brady or Drew Brees playing well into their 40s. Rivers will turn 39 in December, so it's possible we've already witnessed the beginning of the end. Now insert an offseason that includes no real game action to build chemistry with the receivers, and you might have a disaster. If there's hope, it's the Jaguars defense. Actually, if you wanted to find one game where Rivers played extremely well last year, he completed 16-of-22 passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns against them in Week 14. They were bad enough then, but the Jaguars lost Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, and A.J. Bouye this offseason. Sure, they tried addressing the defense in the draft, but relying on rookies to start is never a great thing, especially with no NFL preseason action. Rivers has experience in Frank Reich's offense (2014-2015), so it's not all new to him. You can also hang your hat on the fact that the Jaguars allowed 10 quarterbacks to post at least 15.1 fantasy points against them last year. The Colts are projected for 26.5 points in this game, so there's a shot he delivers more value, but as is the case with most players on new teams, I'm approaching with caution. He should offer a decent floor as a middling QB2, but this is likely to be a run-heavy gameplan. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
We've seen Philip Rivers be a strong fantasy weapon in the past and despite playing behind a porous offensive line last year, he still finished as the QB15 on the season. Now, he'll be playing with a coach he had some of his best years with - Frank Reich. The Colts have one of the best offensive lines in the league and a solid group of pass-catchers. The Jaguars were a brutal defense last year and got worse after losing Calais Campbell, A.J. Bouye, and Yannick Ngakouwe. The biggest concern for Rivers this and most weeks this season is going to be game script - the Colts want to get up early and pound the heck out of the ball rather than relying on Rivers to win them games. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Rivers goes against a Jags D that was 19th against fantasy quarterbacks and figures to have one of the worst rosters in the NFL this year. Rivers is an upside play on the road in a great matchup.